Youth programs for students aged 10-17 will provide experiences with Peregrine teacher experts in specific topics of interest through "short courses" in topics as varied as bird-watching with a scientist, cooking with our chef, and film-making and writing with a published professional in these fields. These courses will be offered in the late afternoon on varied schedules appropriate to the projects proposed. 

There are also full-week elementary camps available to grades 3-6 with day care options.

summer 2019 deadlines and policies

Peregrine Film Making Workshop

Work with professional filmmaker and writer Chris Erickson to make a film using a variety of techniques, alone or with a group of friends. Discuss how techniques have been used in classic films and become your own film director! Friday, June 28, there will be a film showing for parents and friends.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

JUNE 17-28

Discover native birds in their micro-environments through walks and explorations with Dr. Tanya Kumar. Learn to photograph and then identify what you see using phones and eBird, a program which links you to other birdwatchers through Citizen Science. Bring a bag dinner, some walking shoes, and a phone or camera if you have it.  

Bird Watching 101

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.*

*some time variation possible to maximize viewing

JULY 1-12

In this workshop, students will explore the elements of good writing and will write a story, set of poems, or other piece from rough draft through critique to finished product. They will work with published author, Chris Erickson, who has taught creative writing at the university level. A public reading will occur on the last day for family and friends.

Creative Writing

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Get ready for a dynamic week of cooking and baking with Chef Nicole! Nicole Chin has trained professionally with a San Francisco baker and pastry chef. Her Peregrine cooking adventures are always intriguing, educational, and delicious. Students will learn kitchen basics and food safety all while developing their own culinary techniques.

Cooking and Baking Crash Course

Monday through Friday

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

JULY 15-19

February 25 - May 1 $175

May 2 onward $185



(530) 753-5500


(530) 758-8845

Peregrine South

2650 Lillard Drive.

Davis, CA 95618

Peregrine West

2907 Portage Bay West

Davis, CA 95616